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The Motor Vehicles Act, 1988

110. Power  of Central  Government to make rules.

  1. The Central Government may  make rules  regulating the construction, equipment and maintenance of  motor vehicles and trailers with respect to all or any of the following matters, namely:--
  1. the width, height,  length and overhang of vehicles and of the loads carried;
  2. the size, nature and condition of tyres;
  3. brakes and steering gear;
  4. the  use of  safety glasses including prohibition of the use of tinted safety glasses;
  5. signalling appliances, lamps and reflectors;
  6. speed governors;
  7. the  emission of  smoke, visible  vapour, sparks, ashes, grit or oil; the reduction of noise emitted by or caused by vehicles;
  8. the  embossment of  chassis number and engine number and the date of manufacture;
  9. safety  belts, handle bars of motor cycles, auto-dippers and other  equipments essential for safety of drivers, passengers and other road users;
  10. standards  of the  components used  in  the  vehicle  as inbuilt safety devices;
  11. provision  for transportation  of goods  of dangerous or hazardous nature to human life;
  12. standards for emission of air pollutants:

Provided that  any rules relating to the matters dealing with  the protection of  environment, so  far as  may be,  shall be  made  after  consultation with the Ministry of the Government of India dealing with environment.

  1. Rules may be made under sub-section (1) governing the matters mentioned therein,  including the  manner of  ensuring the  compliance with such  matters and the maintenance of motor vehicles in respect of such matters,  either  generally  in  respect  of  motor  vehicles  or trailers or  in respect  of motor vehicles or trailers of a particular class or in particular circumstances.
  2. Notwithstanding anything contained in this section,--
  1. the  Central Government  may exempt  any class  of motor vehicles from the provisions of this Chapter;
  2. a  State Government  may exempt any motor vehicle or any class or  description of motor vehicles from the rules made under sub-section (1)  subject to  such conditions as may be prescribed by the Central Government.

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